Applying for a Barer Institute Fellowship

The Barer Institute focuses on the multidisciplinary role of law in promoting health, education, and economic development. The goal of the Institute is to utilize lawyers as leaders in providing advice and solutions to these issues in lower and middle income developing countries.

The Barer Institute is currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Candidate criteria include:

  1. Demonstrated need in the candidate’s home country for improved legal infrastructure in the areas of rule of law and governance, human rights, and/or economic development.
  2. A substantive study proposal (1-2 pages) addressing the demonstrated need.
  3. A first degree in law or equivalent.
  4. A commitment to return to the home country.
  5. Strong English skills. The following minimum score is required, (test scores must be less than two years old):
    • 580 TOEFL
    • 237 TOEFLC
    • 92 TOEFLiBT
  6. Evidence of leadership skills.
  7. At least two letters of recommendation from legal professionals in the home country.
  8. Official transcripts and degree statements.
  9. Resume or CV.

Applicants may be required to participate in an interview via telephone or Skype.

Full applications are due March 1, 2017. Please email application materials, and any questions you may have, to .

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